Providing quality home inspections in the Niagara, Haldimand and Brant Regions.
NIAGARA PENINSULA HOME INSPECTIONS

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PROTECTING PIECE OF MIND ONE HOME INSPECTION AT A TIME!
The Scope of a Home Inspection

The scope of a home inspection is well defined by the OAHI Standards of Practice. Home inspection is a professional consulting service offered by trained professionals who evaluate one to four family dwellings. The work is often done in conjunction with a real estate transaction, although it can be done anytime. It focuses on the performance of the home, rather than cosmetic, code or design issues.

A home inspection is: 
• An in-field evaluation and professional opinion of the performance of the readily accessible         installed systems in a home at one point in time.
• Primarily a visual examination.
• Intended to identify components that are significantly deficient, unsafe or near the end of             their life expectancy.
• Documented with a written report.

A home inspection is not:
• An insurance policy, guarantee or warranty on the home or systems.
• An invasive or destructive exercise.
• Intended to identify concealed defects.
• A code or design review.
• Able to predict the future or the remaining life of components.
• An environmental review or energy audit.

Components included:
• Roof
• Structure
• Exterior
• Electrical system
• Heating and Air conditioning systems
• Plumbing systems
• Insulation 
• Interior
• Mechanical and natural venting systems

What’s excluded:
• Cosmetics
• Outbuildings
• Swimming pools and spas
• Specialty systems including telephone, cable, alarm systems, lawn sprinklers